Lemna minor

Common Duckweed

Aquarium suitability: yes
Difficulty: very easy
Growth: very fast
See also: Landoltia punctata , Lemna spp.
Range and localities: 

Temperate zone, almost cosmopolitan

Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

Common names: 
  • Common Duckweed

Habit, plant type:

  • free-floating (surface)
Botanical name [?]: Lémna mínor L.

Major group (unranked): Seed plants: Flowering plants (Angiosperms)
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Genus: Lemna

References and further reading:
  1. Wayne Armstrong's On-line description of Lemna minor (Lemnaceae) (, accessed 20 May 2013)
Light low to high 
Temperature tolerance 4 to 30 °C
Carbonate hardness 2 to 30 °dKH
pH value 5 to 9 
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 0 to 40 mg/l
Nitrate (NO3-) 10 to 50 mg/l
Phosphate (PO43-) 0.1 to 3 mg/l
Potassium (K+) 5 to 30 mg/l
Iron (Fe) 0.01 to 0.5 mg/l

Growth: very fast

Propagation: Fragmentation

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: yes

Winter hardiness: hardy in Germany

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